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Are Ride-Hailing Regulations Going National?

As Reported By Chris Teale for Smart Cities Dive Lawmakers assailed Uber and Lyft for skipping out on a Congressional hearing this week, noting the companies need to “clean up their acts” in the wake of regulatory consideration.

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Report Examines Business Practices of Ride-Share Services

As Reported by Melina Druga for Transportation Today The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), a coalition of 33 unions, recently released a report examining the business models of companies like Uber, Lyft, and Via. The coalition determined the companies undermines public transportation’s goals and exploits workers.

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Lyft, Uber Bypass House Panel Hearing on Transportation Safety and Labor Conditions

As Reported By David Shepardson for Insurance Journal Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. skipped a U.S. House of Representatives hearing the ride-hailing industry, angering lawmakers who threatened tighter regulation for the fast-growing market. The two ride-hailing companies had been asked to appear as part of a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee inquiry on safety, labor and congestion. “Their failure to appear at this hearing is a telling sign that they would rather suffer a public lashing than answer questions on the record about their operations,” the head of the panel, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, said at the subcommittee hearing.

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New Report Calls on Lawmakers to Hold Ride-hailing Industry Accountable

Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), a coalition of 33 unions, explores how features that have driven explosive growth and popularity in the ride-hailing industry—relatively affordable and convenient service—are based on a business model that exploits workers and undermines the goals of public transportation. The costs of […]

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Transportation Labor Stands with Striking United Auto Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement of solidarity with striking GM workers: “Transportation labor pledges our support to 50,000 United Auto Workers as they stand up to unchecked corporate wealth and power. “While GM was struggling financially, UAW members and their families did what they […]

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Transportation Labor Urges Lawmakers to Support Fair and Open Skies Act

Washington, D.C. – As the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considers the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632) tomorrow, Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the bill: “Any airline that refuses to play by the rules and undercuts competition by exploiting the world’s weakest […]

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Statement on America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act

Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act, which was released by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today: “A safe, efficient, and well-funded transportation system is the backbone of our economy and the lifeline to educational and job opportunities […]

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New NMB Rule Undermines Aviation and Rail Workers

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the National Mediation Board (NMB) releasing a final rule specifically designed to make it easier to decertify unions in the rail and aviation sectors: “The NMB’s rule is an attempt by government officials to hand even […]

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Nearby states raise gas tax as Whitmer road plan idles

AS REPORTED BY KEITH LANG FOR THE DETROIT NEWS Gov. Gretchen Whitmer so far has been unsuccessful in her bid to increase the state’s gas tax to help fix crumbling roads, but several states, including nearby Ohio and Illinois, hiked their fuel levies this week.

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Airline Labor To Regulators: Why Do Foreign Repair Stations Have Lower Standards?

AS REPORTED BY TED REED FOR FORBES Four top airline industry labor leaders have written to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, asking that safety standards at foreign aircraft maintenance facilities be enhanced to the same level that domestic maintenance stations meet.

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